Creating a home for a child you know and love
It's likely you'll have been approached by us or the Queensland Government's Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs to become a kinship carer.
The Department determines when it's no longer safe for a child to remain living at home, and will ask the child (if old enough) and parents to name potential kinship carers who already know and love the child.
Kinship care is often the best alternative for children who can't remain in the immediate family home, as they still remain connected to their family, community and culture - all vital to help a child build a strong sense of identity.
Steps to becoming a kinship carer